Dana Epp Provides DirectAccess!

About Show #130

Richard and Greg talk to Dana Epp about DirectAccess. DirectAccess is Microsoft's new technology using Windows 7 (Enterprise or Ultimate) and Server 2008 R2 together to create remote connectivity that acts in all respects like you're still inside the corporate network. DirectAccess has the potential to put client-initiated VPN connection out to pasture. The conversation also dives into IPv6, which is required for DirectAccess, digging into how IPv6 has probably been functioning fine over your IPv4 network and you didn't even realize it!


Dana Epp is a serial entrepreneur who founded several security-based software companies that have gone public or sold through acquisition. He has a passion for the startup growth mindset and believes that there aren't challenges in every opportunity, but opportunities in every challenge. Everything is impossible until someone does it. Dana has spent the last 25 years focusing on software security and has been awarded the recognition and designation by Microsoft as an Enterprise Security MVP for the past fourteen years. These past few years he was also awarded for his Azure experience in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and was appointed as a Microsoft Regional Director. He travels regularly between his homes in Vancouver, British Columbia and Las Vegas, Nevada. When not working or touring around the world to speak about information security and security engineering, you can find Dana engaging as an Azure Advisor with Microsoft offering suggestions, guidance and recommendations to Microsoft's Azure strategy around technologies like cloud identity and security, containerization and serverless computing.

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